A college in the home district of retiring House Ag Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway, R-Texas, will house “papers, historical materials, memorabilia, and certain furnishings” from the congressman’s career in Washington under an agreement announced Tuesday.
Angelo State University announced the project — the K. Michael Conaway Archive and Exhibit — as well as a $250,000 gift to create a fellowship endowed by Conaway. Aside from holding artifacts from Conaway’s career, displays will also discuss his “committee work, chairmanships, early life and guiding principles,” ASU said in a release.
In a statement, Conaway, the chair of the House Ag Committee during deliberations for the 2018 farm bill, said ASU “consistently goes above and beyond to contribute to this region and educate the next generation of leaders, which is why I’m proud to announce this endowment to help further those goals.”
The university plans to use the fellowship endowment funds to construct and furnish the exhibit as well as create “a fellowship program in Washington, D.C., that will include the K. Michael Conaway Fellowship in Agriculture and the K. Michael Conaway Fellowship in National Security.”
Conaway has served eight terms in Congress and four years as House Ag chair. He announced last year he would not seek another term in office.
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